Old Vicarage (OLDVI)
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Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
The Old Vicarage is incredibly picturesque with its Wisteria-clad walls and gloriously situated with stunning views of the mountains on all sides. Originally built in the 1740's, with later additions thought to date from the 1850's, the house exudes character and homely charm. The kitchen and huge open fire in the drawing room make this a cosy retreat and the 8 bedrooms, sleeping 14 make The Old Vicarage the ideal spot for a family (or two's) holiday. The gardens are fabulous with numerous terraces from which to enjoy the setting with a glass of wine . Although in a rural location, you'll find the friendly village pub within a few minutes walk and a couple of minutes in the car will see you arrive in either Crickhowell or Abergavenny. With great fishing and walking all on your doorstep, The Old Vicarage is sure to provide a holiday to remember!
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Sleeps 9/14 in 8 bedrooms
Generous, character accommodation
The Old Vicarage has a large, well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful navy blue Aga at its heart (only in use in the winter). There is also a five ring range cooker with double oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and a big wooden kitchen table and chairs. The adjoining laundry room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, from this room there are also steep stone stairs leading to the cellar which ideally should be kept shut off for safety reasons.
The beautiful and spacious reception hall has a door off to the dining room with seating for 16 and table football - there are also doors leading out on to the lawn. Also accessed from the reception hall is the cosy sitting room with Sky TV, DVD player and VCR. The third reception room off the hallway is the spacious drawing room with a lovely open fireplace, numerous comfy sofas and chairs and a stereo. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and handbasin.
Climb the impressive staircase to the first floor and you'll find 6 bedrooms.
Bedroom 1: The master bedroom has a super king bed and en suite with bath, toilet and handbasin.
Bedrooms 2: small double bedroom with an extra single bed.
Bedroom 3: double bedroom
Bedroom 4: via bedroom 3 with a twin child-sized beds
Bedrooms 5: twin bedroom
Bedroom 6: single bedroom with an extra daybed.
The family bathroom: Has a bath, shower, toilet and handbasin.
A steep flight of stairs takes you to the second floor with its attic bedrooms.
Bedroom 7: Is a twin with 2ft 6 beds
Bedroom 8: Is a smaller single room with 2ft 6 bed and a second single bed suitable for children available if required.
In all the house can sleep 14 adults, 2 children and a cot.
Bedlinen provided - please bring own towels. Electricity, and oil-fired central heating (heating supplement of £100 per week or £50 per weekend between November and February) Open fire with wood supplied (extra is charged for between October and April) Travel cot available. Pets welcome Gardens with furnitureWIFI available Ample parking. Good mobile reception. Friday to Friday bookings.Please note that a bond of £300 per week or £150 per weekend is payable to the owner on arrival in addition to any fuel supplement as mentioned above.
A child's paradise
It is hard to imagine a more exciting place to stay for children. With its numerous rooms and child-friendly interior, The Old Vicarage is an incredibly welcoming house. The owners have several children themselves and it shows with table football in the dinning room and play areas through-out the house, even wet and windy days will be fun with fantastic opportunities for hide and seek and the huge dining room table for drawing or crafts.
On a edge of a charming village
The small rural hamlet of Llangenny is just a few hundred metres walk from The Old Vicarage. The village pub, The Dragons Head is around a two minute walk and is a great example of a small village pub, loved by its locals. George and Karen serve wonderful, home-cooked meals and local ales. The cosy, low-ceilinged interior is typical of pubs in the area with horse brasses on the walls and comfy seating around a huge wood-burning stove - an ideal resting point after a long walk. In the summer the enclosed garden and terrace area is lovely.
Crickhowell is a thriving market town nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in one of the most beautiful valleys in the National Park. Visitors staying at The Old Vicarage are just 3 miles from the heart of the town. Explore Nicholls, the lovely department store with its range of clothes, footwear, stationary, jewellery, gifts, and home products and make sure you visit Webbs - a family run department store established in 1930. Drop into Number Eighteen - one of a number of great local coffee shops and then browse the art gallery and small boutique shops before lunching at the famous Bear Hotel, which dates back to 1432 and has won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award twice.
Fantastic walking straight from the door
With walks in all directions from The Old Vicarage, visitors will be spoilt for choice. There are a number of circular walks up the Sugar Loaf and there are more gentle strolls to be had by heading down into the village of Llangenny and following the river Grwyney - look out for the Heron that patrols these waters and the Muscovy duck that has made it's home on the river and is fed by staff at The Dragons Head pub.
For even more walks head into Crickhowell and visit the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre. As well as offering a coffee bar and internet access, the helpful staff on the desk are a mine of information. Tell them how energetic you're feeling and how much time you have and they'll help you choose from an enormous number of varied walks from the centre. For a challenging but relatively short walk, Table Mountain at nearly 1500ft provides a spectacular backdrop to the North of the town. At the top you will be rewarded with the remains of a 2500-year-old hill-fort (crug) of Hywel from which Crickhowell takes its name.
Fishing on the Usk
If you would like to fish during your stay, please discuss this with the owners. They can help to arrange fishing on a mile of the River Usk (less than 5 minutes drive) which is great for both Salmon and Trout.
Christmas, New Year and Easter £2050
School holiday weeks £2050
Weeks £1350, weekends £950
Llangenny village with church and pub a few minutes walk, Crickhowell 3 miles, Abergavenny 6 miles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Powys region
Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.
Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.
Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.
Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.
Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.
The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',
Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path
On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.
Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream.
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